It’s no secret that investors are notorious for under-performing the stock market, realizing returns far below the general market. The Fall 2013 winning InvestWrite essay composed by Smirnov was chosen through rigorous judging by thousands of teachers and industry professionals who evaluate students’ understanding of asset allocation, the stock market, and factors that drive investments as well as their expression of investment ideas in essay form.
If a lot of the tips for playing the amateur strategy in the stock market game sound like my recent Top 10 Investing Basics for New Investors , there’s good reason for it. It’s only when investors try to boost their returns with complex strategies that they make the big mistakes that ultimately lose money.
For instance, one of the main aspects of the stock market that I have learned is that it is an absolute necessity not only to know how well the stock has been doing recently, but whether it has a history of declining sharply, increasing sharply, or remaining constant.
In 2010, PNC and the SIFMA Foundation came together to launch the first PNC Christmas Price Index – SIFMA Foundation Stock Market Game Challenge, a competition where students estimated the current PNC Christmas Price Index values for an opportunity to win …
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